Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dallas International Film Festival


Tanya Foster, President & CEO of The Dallas Film Society announced exciting news for The Dallas Film Society!! They recently received a $200,000 challenge grant from an anonymous donor that must be completed by April 1. This is a dollar for dollar match - when $200,000 is raised, it will be matched and the Dallas Film Society will have $400,000!
The Dallas Film Society is a non-profit agency that supports community outreach and the education of film. One way to donate is to become a member. The Circle of Stars Membership level ranges from $2,500 and up. Members receive an array of benefits and privileges created to maximize the experience with The Dallas Film Society and its many year-round programs and events. The $2,500 level includes invitations to exclusive Circle of Stars events, invitations to Premiere Screenings and other Dallas Film Society events, complimentary passes to the annual Dallas International Film Festival, complimentary invitations to the annual fall event, recognition in event programs and on the Society’s website and VIP seating where available.

Regular Memberships range from $40 to $1,000 and include benefits such as members-only screenings and events throughout the year and during the Festival, priority invitations and free admission for one to DFS screening (DFS Regular and Premiere Screenings, Fall Outdoor Series, Monthly Nasher Series), Vouchers for the Dallas International Film Festival, Festival Program and Poster. To become a member or to see all membership options, click on the following link:
2010 Dallas Film Festival Membership - Select Your Pass.

Another way to donate is to become a sponsor of The Dallas International Film Festival which runs Thursday, April 8 – Sunday, April 18. Over 150 features and short films from all over the world will be shown at The Magnolia, Angelika Film Center, DMA and the Studio Movie Grill during this Festival so there is something for everyone! Other venues are the Dallas Museum of Art for family day and the Nasher for panels. In addition, celebrities will be attending various screenings. A complete list of films that will be showing will be announced the week of March 15.

Mayor Tom Leppert and his wife, Laura are serving as Honorary Chairmen for The Dallas International Film Festival. On Friday, April 16, the Dallas Film Society Honors will be at the Hotel Palomar. Circle of Stars members, Festival sponsors and filmmakers will enjoy this invitation-only Awards Dinner. After walking the red carpet and enjoying a cocktail hour, over 300 guests will enter the Ballroom for a seated dinner and will be on-hand for the awards presentation given to the filmmakers who win the festival. There are two Target Filmmaker Awards with each award recipient receiving $25,000 and the Dallas Stars Awards which are given to filmmakers selected by the Dallas Film Society.

In addition, Circle of Stars Members, Film Festival sponsors and press will be invited to the Dallas International Film Festival Underwriters Party on Thursday, April 1.

This is the fourth year for the Dallas International Film Festival. With the hardworking, dedicated and talented Tanya Foster joining the Dallas Film Society, continued success is sure to come. I have had the pleasure to work on numerous committees with her over the last ten years and every event she chaired has been a homerun.

For more information, contact Tanya Foster at 214-720-0555 X18 or tfoster@dallasfilm.org.

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